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Unformatted text preview: Maladaptive coping includes behaviors such as using alcohol and drugs to escape problems. There are many different coping strategies. Factors that improve coping include social support , optimism , and perceived control . Stress and Disease Chronic stress is linked to the development of many psychological and physical problems. Stress can affect the immune system . Depression, type A behavior and hostility, and emotional inhibition are associated with health problems. Lifestyle features that endanger health include smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise. After developing illness symptoms, peoples behavior influences the likelihood that they will get better. People often delay seeking medical treatment for a variety of reasons. Health care providers and patients often have communication problems. People sometimes dont adhere to treatment regimens....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
- Winter '09